Grethel 2018. HD video 6'23"
A journey is made deep in to the forest; a cake is baked; a grandmother reads to her grand-daughter and then she cuts the cake. Over these three, intertwined, narratives a voice-over relates extracts from Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Time is non-linear: real and fictional characters overlap and merge; interact or play together; create, destroy or resist; or menace or betray one another. The work invites reflection on how ideas and images of the different stages of womanhood, and of cross-generational relationships, are established and perpetuated.